Thomas LYNCH

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LYNCH, Thomas

Service Number: 1679
Enlisted: 29 August 1914, Enlisted, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 21st Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Hokitika, West Coast, Sth Is., New Zealand, 1870
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness, debilitated from Aortic Disease, Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Qld., 5 September 1917
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Official Commemorations: (CWGC) Official Commemoration - Grave Location: 15-24-8, Portion 15/Section 24/Grave 8. Also (DVA) Official Commemoration - Memorial Location: Wall 1/Row S; at the Queensland Garden of Remembrance (within Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery).
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1679, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted, Brisbane, Qld.
25 Sep 1914: Involvement Driver, SN 1679, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres
25 Sep 1914: Embarked Driver, SN 1679, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Rangatira, Brisbane
25 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1679, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Embarked Ship: A22 Rangatira, from Brisbane, Qld.
25 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1679, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
5 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 21st Field Artillery Brigade, Transferred, Taken on Strength (NAA, Pg-4).
21 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, 21st Field Artillery Brigade, Merris (France), Wounded in Action, France.
27 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1679, 21st Field Artillery Brigade, Embarked Ship: H.S., from Calais, France; Destined for Antwerp, England; for admission to Newcastle War Hospital - Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Eng. (NAA, Pg-4) Service Record of Driver: Thomas LYNCH, SN 1679.
22 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1679, 21st Field Artillery Brigade, Embarked - Hospital Ship: H.S. Karoola, 22/02/1917, returned to Brisbane, Aust., to (abt) due date: 11/04/1917. From the date: 22/02/1917, to date: 11/04/1917, was not in active duty, due to debilitation of his, Driver: Thomas Lynch, SN-1679, his condition upon his Arrival in, Brisbane Australia. Immediately admitted to Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Qld. (NAA, Pg-4) Service Record of Driver: Thomas LYNCH, SN 1679.
5 May 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1679, 21st Field Artillery Brigade, Medical Discharge: 23/05/1917, Last Unit: 21st Field Artillery Brigade, France; after date: 22/02/1917, was not in active duty (AIF-WWI). Upon arrival, & disembarking the Hospital Ship, H.S. Karoola. Driver: Thomas LYNCH, SN 1649; was debilitated from his condition when he left France, as per stated (NAA, Pg-5, & Pg-75). Thomas LYNCH was immediately admitted to Brisbane Hospital; was debilitated from an illness, Aortic Disease, to his eventual death: 05/09/1917, Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Qld.
5 Sep 1917: Involvement Driver, SN 1679, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Queensland Death Register, Reg No: 1917/ 25854; Father: J.D. Lynch.

Next of Kin (Father or Brother): J.D. Lynch.

REFERENCE: Queensland Government; Depatment of Justice & Attorney; Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages.